Various binding style tutorials (resources from this excellent guide
from the University of Toronto Libraries)
- Pamphlet Stitch
An easy stitch for beginners to learn the technique of sewing together a few folded sheets of paper.
- Saddle Stitch
A basic booklet stitch.
- Coptic Binding
A flexible binding without a spine, the book is able to lay flat open.
- Japanese Stab Binding
Single sheets bound together instead of folded sheets (signatures). Allows for more freedom with different threads and a variety of papers.
- Long Stitch Binding
A more complicated stitch, but with the opportunity for creative binding patterns on the spine.
- Simple Hardcover Book
Also known as a "case binding"
- Protective Book Box
Tutorial for making a protective box to encase your books.
Alternate link: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/upload/images/pdf/bookbox.pdf
- Book Press
A useful project to create a press to clamp down the pages of the book, especially when doing a perfect binding.
- Perfect (Adhesive) Binding
A very simple binding requiring no sewing.
- Double Fan Adhesive Binding
A more complicated version but sturdier than perfect binding. Also uses the press.